IKEA Pop-Up Cafe and Store to Open on Queen West

Swedish meatballs coming to a store near you

Tomorrow an IKEA pop-up shop called IKEA Play Café will be opening at 336 Queen St. W. The 8,000 square foot pop-up will offer games, shopping, and food to its Toronto customers.

This isn’t the first time IKEA has hosted a pop-up in Toronto, with last year’s occurring on King St. This year’s menu will include IKEA favourites, including their renowned Swedish meatballs, waffles, yogurt, chicken balls, veggie balls, fried onions, pickles, and biscuits. A giant pinball machine will be available for visitors to use, among other games.

Sneak peek: #IKEAPlayCafe opening Friday in downtown Toronto. Shop, eat and play.

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The pop-up will also carry 50 household items that do not require assembly, such as pillows, fake plants, and various household decor.

“It starts with the food,” said IKEA’s head of marketing Lauren MacDonald. “All of the products you see are geared towards cooking, eating, entertaining and serving.”

IKEA Play Café will run until June 27, and will be open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Feature photo courtesy Seth Werkheiser via Flickr.